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Snider Enfield Mk III Artillery Carbine

.577 Snider, 21.5" round barrel, no S/N. Blued and case hardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock, two barrel bands. Lock marked B.S.A. Co / 1872 with {crown} / VR to rear of hammer and with British military and inspection marks. Stock with 1st class marking and 1871 dated London makers roundel. Struck out rack markings on buttplate tang. Correct pattern rear sight, fixed front sight, saber bayonet lug on barrel, sling swivels on upper band and in toe of stock. Correct pattern cleaning rod, period leather sling and snap cap. Sold out of service, opposed {broad arrow} marks on stock and receiver.

Condition:

Good+. Retains no finish with scattered light pitting over most of the metal. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some scattered pitting. Brass with a mellow golden patina. All markings crisp in metal and wood. Stock solid, with scattered bumps and dings.

Estimate: $500 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$823
09/12/2018

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